NBA history... and beyond! ... And for!
Lebron James made NBA history. Is he a better player than Michael Jordan? And how can you even measure something like that?
The eternal battle of Lebron vs. Jordan
If the on-court rivalry between King James and Air Jordan wasn't enough, it's set to spill over off the court with the accumulated legacies of both NBA legends.
Points, rings... and money!
Michael Jordan is the former player with the highest net worth thanks to his legendary partnership with Nike and the Jordan brand.The first working billionaire
Air Jordan currently has an estimated net worth of $2.2 billion according to Forbes. Meanwhile, Lebron James has already crossed the $1 billion mark... and he's still active!
1 billion and counting
In fact, King James became the first active player in NBA history to become a billionaire.
Jordan took a little longer
For perspective, Michael Jordan didn't reach the $1 billion mark until 2014, ten years after retiring.
Lebron James predicted it in 2014
Forbes magazine has confirmed Lebron James' net worth figures, recalling the Akron native's prediction for "GQ" in 2014.
Is he excited?
"Obviously I want to maximize my business. And if I can do that, if I'm a $1 billion athlete, I'll be thrilled," he said. Eight years later, we imagine he's thrilled.